The U.S. Life-Saving Service (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard) installed eight-member rescue teams on remote coastlines of the USA. In the midst of violent storms, these men rowed out to shipwrecks to rescue those on board.
- How did life-savers live and work in remote locations?
- Why did ships run aground or sink?
- How did the men perform rescues?
Investigate early search and rescue and become immersed the time period 1878-1915. Activities include games, drama, cooking, music, stories, science, research, and art. Also included is up-to-date information on hiking and boating survival skills.
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Who uses Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service?
- History teachers include in post-Civil War study
- Homeschoolers use as a hands-on unit
- Art teachers choose from 26 projects
- Parents & scout leaders teach the survival skills
- Museum personnel use activities for events
- Music teachers create concerts
- Drama teachers prepare skits
- Families enjoy for nighttime reading
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